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NEWS ADVISORY: Teamster Corrections Employees to Picket at 2 WA Prisons

Teamster corrections employees will raise informational pickets at the Monroe Correctional Complex and the Washington State Penitentiary on Thursday, June 11, from 12-4 p.m. to demand that the legislature pass a budget that funds their contract and preserves their right to collectively bargain.

Corrections employees are protesting a possible government shutdown and widespread layoffs at the Department of Corrections (DOC) if the legislature does not pass a budget by June 30. The DOC has estimated that up to approximately 2,800 correctional employees could be subject to temporary layoffs in the event of a government shutdown.

The DOC recently signed a contract with the private prison GEO group to transfer inmates out-of-state to alleviate overcrowding in Washington prisons. Correctional employees say that more revenue is needed so that the DOC can responsibly house offenders in Washington State.


WHO:
Teamster corrections employees
Community supporters

WHAT/WHEN:
Corrections Employees Picketing Action
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12 - 4 P.M.

WHERE:
Monroe Correctional Complex Across from the Chevron Station at 17025 W Main St.
DOC Training Ctr - 1415 W. Pine Walla Walla

CONTACT:
Paul Zilly
206-794-6673

 


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